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libTIFF: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201209-02 / tiff
Release Date September 23, 2012
Latest Revision June 02, 2014: 6
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-libs/tiff < 4.0.2-r1 >= 4.0.2-r1, revision >= 3.9.5-r2, revision >= 3.9.7-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #307001, #324885, #357271, #359871, #371308, #410931, #422673, #427166


Multiple vulnerabilities in libTIFF could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information


libTIFF provides support for reading and manipulating TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) images.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libTIFF. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted TIFF file with an application making use of libTIFF, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application or a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All libTIFF 4.0 users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/tiff-4.0.2-r1"

All libTIFF 3.9 users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/tiff-3.9.5-r2"

4.  References


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